Calgary, AB,

Charge laid in relation to threat on naturist swim event

The Calgary Police Service has charged a woman in connection with a threat on a naturist swim event.

On Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, police received a report of a threat to the Southland Leisure Centre in relation to a naturist swim event planned for the following weekend. Following a risk assessment that took into consideration the threat, a decision was made by Calgary Recreation to cancel the event.

Police initiated an investigation into the threat and issued warrants for the woman.

On Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, Ponoka RCMP arrested Arie Christine GUTHRIE, 26, of Ponoka. GUTHRIE is charged with one count of uttering threats. She will next appear in court on Friday, April 6, 2018.

“We take any threat of this nature very seriously,” said Centralized General Investigative Unit Acting Staff Sergeant Scott McCann. “We conducted a thorough investigation in order to lay this charge and we appreciate the RCMP’s assistance with this file.”